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    December 9, 2013
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♪>> it is a little rainy outside. christmas lights in the background. thank you so much for waking up to us. you are watching "fox & friends first". hope you had a greated weekend. >> thanks for start ing your da with us. a morning commute and extreme weather alert. americans waking up to this. iets and snowstorm is tumble will the northeast. one driver is dead and dozens are stranded for hours. check out the crazy white how the conditions at the lion's eagles game in philadelphia. look at that. >> in plano, texas look and listen to this. sheets of ice coming off of a
roof. >> holy mole lee. >> it is a bl nightmare. a winter weather nightmare at the airport. at this hour more than 1200 flights are canceled. >> lots of people as you can see sweeping overnight. maria molina has been tracking the storm for us all morning. >> where is it headed next? is it over yet? >> good news for atlantic like right here in new york city where we see the snow transition over to rain. we are seeing temperatures gradually rising just above freezing out here in some of the areas in time for the morning commute. in new england and boston we are seeing the snow going down. i want to mention some of the totals because they were incredible. about 8.6 inches of snow parts
of delaware with the snow. the snow was widespread yesterday across parts of the great lakes and even some freezing precipitation and winter weather across parts of the plains. there is going to be another shot. it shouldn't be that bad. we will see more white stuff as we head into tomorrow. current windchill temperatures it is stim very told. dangerously cold across the midwest and the north earn plains. feels like 19 degrees in rapid city. 5 below in minneapolis. the high temperature in
minneapolis 0 degrees. >> it can be dangerous on the roads. >> thanks maria. >> horrible tory to tell you about. an iraq veteran gunned down christmas shopping for his parents. jim vester was killed responding to a craig's list ad for an ipad p. police arrested two teenaged brothers and charged them with murder for allegedly shooting the 12 year military vet at an apartment complex. he leaves behind a wife and a 1-year-old son. in the wake of his death nendz set up a fundraising $11,000 in the last two-days. according to a best friend two newlyweds they were busted in a thrill kill and returned to the scene of a crime to watch as
pennsylvania pops comb for evidence. he and his bride lured a man to his death with a craig's list ad. the victim was hired to be the woman's quote companion. the newly will newlyweds picked man up before killing him and disposing of his body. a nurse on board of a delta fig flight say he and others did everything they could including helping him breathe with oxygen. paramedics tried to resuscitate the teen but it was too late. off fish sh officials say the unidentified boy died of suspicious causes. full autopsy results are due back later today. a war veteran just home after being held captive for more than a month in north
korea. 85-year-old merle newman said he was well fed eating traditional korean food kept in a hotel room not a jail cell. even said he was quote bored during his detention. regarding the video of his apology over alleged criminal acts. obviously that's not my english. >> thousands of fans honoring paul walker at a memorial organized by social media. they said prayers and laid flowers. at one point a parade of sportscars drove past the spot near loss archi angeles where t and your why yous star died. they have shut down production while it condemn plates having to move forward. while you were sleeping the obamacare web site getting a fays lift of sorts this as one
of the chief architects goes on the offense. kelly wright is live with the details. good morning, kelly. >> good morning to you as well. the web site for obamacare is still not error free it is running with about a 10 percent error rate. doesn't mean it is totally successful but they have put together a strike team of lawmakers to help sett sell the embattled plan to a skeptical public as you can image. when you log on now people can see the plan they can sign up for. on the top of the page it doesn't show what you qualify for based on this. now he had it's time for reaching out to persuade the public particularly young people to sign up for the plan.
they launched a pr campaign we are about to watch a big pr campaign and it will per swad a lot of people. >> while the obama responded to healthcare through a pr campaign republicans are pointing out the flaws of obamacare. >> the problem is premiums were too high. under obamacare the premium is even higher. i don't see how observe care can work. >> kathleen sebelius was in the house answering more questions about the rollout of and obamacare. >> kelly wright. we will see what happens today. >> putting consumers out of subsidized insurance. a brand new report saysed the federal exchange is incorrect
telling some people they are eligible for medicaid throwing them into consumer limbo. they are only able to buy them at full price now many might be left without insurance at all. you should pile an appeal of the marketplace. >> defense secretary chuck hagel meets with the prime minister to talk about the threats and ways to promote stability in neighboring afghanistan. this as hamid karzai adres with a security deal in iran. they agree to a long-term political security economic deal with the country while still resitsing a security agreement with the u.s. iranian president hassan rouhani says he opposes the president of foreign forces in afghanistan. the u.s. demanded karzai sign a deal buy the end of the month. >> hundreds of thousands of protestors pouring into the streets of ukraine's capital
blocking government buildings toppling a statue of the leader. the protestors they are demanding to oust the president after he ditched ties of the european union including closer ties with russia. the ue rainian boss were spotted. the actor tweeted this photo saying they were on the front line. >> back at home not so fast. federal reserve officials are in no hurry to steer away from the stimulus effort despite the jobs report. lauren simonetti joins us now with that story and other top business news. good morning lauren. >> good morning to you, too. there is chatter this recent positive review including the job's report showed unemployment fell sharply to 7 percent last month. what convinced the fed to pull back the extraordinary support for the economy as early as next week when the fed meets
december 17th and 18 rt. economists actually believe that pull back won't happen until next year. the national association of busy con mists say 62 percent expect it by march and another second quarter of 2014. they are working with a company called loyal parade to help membe members buy shares for the same price. they have a $350 balance in it. they are look to go sell 21 million commentaries at 18-20 dollars a pop. the government working on a mpln to keep seniors on the roads. what technologies can help prevent car crashes when they are outside of the lane. about 1-5 drivers are age 65 or
older. last year 6500 in a car crash. they are working to get the numbers down. >> it is not every day you highlight a kicker. denver kicker mat prayeder lined up for an nfl record 64 yard field goal. payton manning added nearly 400 yards and four touchdowns. who says you can't do great when it is cold. five touchdowns in the final two minutes of that game ravens down 26 to 22. joe placko hits marlon brown with four seconds left on the
clock. "frozen" heating up the box office. the 3-d musical putting a cold hold on the competition begging $31.6 million. t makes it the number one movie in america. "catching fire" slipped to second with $27 million. coming in third christian bale's latest drama out of the furnace with $5.3 million. good weather to watch a movie in now. the worst of the winter storm was in pennsylvania. you saw the football game you know that. kelly is lye in toils down pennsylvania. what is the latest this morning? >> we are about an hour north of philadelphia. the big concern today is freezing rain. you can sue ice accumulation here on some of the pushes. the snow came down yesterday
only about three inches or so. we were told it would turn to rain. the big concern is the morning commute will be a problem. winter weather advisory until 8:00 a.m. the big advice is they can stay in. that is the best thing to do right now. certainly slick spots on the road. the winter weather advisory in place until 8:00 a.m. this morning. back to you guys. >> be careful of black ice as well. thank you. the time about 13 minutes after the hour. >> caught on camera a college snowball fight turns nasty sparking a police investigation. >> why the police department az that incident could be a crime.
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when approaching a speed change. on december 1st the commuter train was going about 82 miles an hour approaching a 30 mile opinion hour curve. he actually dove off and he breaked but it was too late. all eyes on a courtroom when a newlywed goes to trial for allegedly killing her husband. she pushed him off a cliff 8 days after the wedding. she pushed him from behind he fell face first to his death. this contradicts the defense argument he fell after graham pushed his arm away during a fight. >> a serious snowball fight sparked an investigation at the university of oir gone.
they dumped snow on one man to tried to confront the prank officer. he will determine if charges should be filed. >> do we want to know do these students want to be charged criminally for throwing snowballs. you can tweet them to us at foxfriendsfirst or it is 19 minutes after the top of the hour. it was like a scene at a horror movie. how the man behind the wheel got out alive. why he is being hailed a hero. >> we are hearing from the 90-year-old vet kicked off the flight to a memorial. what he is saying today that nearly ruined his trip. plush flush
>> like a scene out of a movie a bus driver saves 30 lives after his bus catches on fire. >> >> unbelievable. the driver said he pulled over after noticing the flames and made it out barely by himself. the bus began to roll only to be stopped crashing into that pens. >> american airlines and u.s. airways will close at $17.7 billion merger today creating the world's largest airline. they survived the government challenge and criticism by
grou groups four airlines will control 80 percent of the u.s. air travel market. >> there is nothing like a good fist bump especially when it comes to the dutches of cambridge. princess kate -- the little girl held out her hand for the first bump which the dutches happily returned. the family is working on a program to support families who have kids with life limiting conditions. causing a whole bunch of outrage on-line. understandably. a 90-year-old survivor of the attack on pearl harbor bumped from a flight in hawaii. >> for the past several years walt shots has traveled to pearl
harbor for the annual ceremony honoring those who served. >> the memories of all that stuff fades away. >> on wednesday he went to the united airlines counter at los angeles international airport proudly wearing this. >> the government allows us to weigh so much and we are over weight and we have to take you off and that's all there is to it. from there an airlines flight to honolulu. he was stuck at lax for about six-hours waiting to leave. >> i was depressed because i didn't know what to do. they shouldn't have kicked me
off the plane. >> people expressed anger toward the airline and support for the airline. >> about 70 military personnel and family members were there to greet him with layings. i think they put 13 around my neck covered my whole neck. >> service weather required the flight to carry additional fuel and reduce the number of passengers on board by 41. united went on to say we look forward to following up with mr. shatz and having an opportunity to welcome him back. mr. shatz response that is a bunch of mal lark key. yeah, along that range>> it is 26 after the top of the hour. there were so violent had he this to intervene. the details straight ahead.
>> obamacare to a ter rog tory racial slur. what she claims the two have in common.
>> it is monday december 9th rt. we begin with this a winter
storm alert. making monday morning a messy commute for workers and travelers. how long is it expected to last? the weather update straight ahead. >> a devoted father and a iraq war veteran shot dead after arranging a meeting with men who he hoped to buy an ipad from on craig's list. why police say that encounter turned deadly and the men they say are behind it. >> mruls plus chaos on the soccer field. a site breaking out so violent the military had to intervene. details behind this ugly scene straight ahead. "fox & friends first" starts right now.
>> you are walking down the street in new york city this morning you need an umbrella. christmas decorations out and where it winter weather actually across the country. good morning, it is half past the top of the hour. welcome to "fox & friends first". i am heather childers. >> i am ainsley earhardt. we are going to begin with this. >> a severe weather alert extreme weather. millions of americans waking up to a messy murn day morning commute. dangerous ice and snowstorm pummelling the northeast. a 50 car pileup on the pennsylvania turnpike left one driver dead and dozens stranded for hours. check out the crazy white house conditions at the giants eagles game. this one in philadelphia. you can barely even see the players. over to the midwest more than twho dozen cars colliding outside of milwaukee. the football game was crazy. in plano, texas look and listen to this. sheets of ice coming off of a
roof. holy mole lee. >> the airports at this hour more than 1200 flights canceled. >> a lot of people spending the night at the airport. maria molina tracking the storm for us. >> everyone wanting to know where is it headed next, is it over yet? >> at least the worst of it is over in terms of snowfall accumulation. parts of delaware picks up 8 inches of snow sol setting records out there. we have milder temperatures plain rain across parts of the atlantic. believe it or not we have another disturbance that will start to develop and head towards the mid atlantic and
northeast. timing of the storm system as we head into tomorrow, tomorrow morning southern new jersey and additional snowfall right here in new york city. accumulations 3 inches across most areas in the northeast. off of the great lakes that's what you are looking at more significant accumulation. up to a foot of snow. otherwise 6 degrees below zero 19 below zero in rapid city. danger continues. we are talking d tabout the sam story. staying cold out there in those areas. let's head over to you. >> thank you so much. >> an iraq war veteran gunned down christmas shopping for his parents.
32-year-old national guards man jim zester was killed responding to a craig's list ad for an ipad in indianapolis. police arresting two teenaged brothers and charging them with murder for allegedly shooting the 12 year military vet at an apartment complex. he leaves behind a wife and a 1-year-old son. in the wake of his death frenies have set up a fund. >> a utah cannon inspired the movie 120 hours was arrested on domestic violence charges. where the arrest took place also faces the same charges. he is due in court this afternoon. new documents show the pentagon pie bypassed u.s.
companies and turned to moscow for dozens of russian mi 17 helicopters seen here. the helicopters were being used to outfit afghanistan's security forces. senior pentagon officials assured members of congress that the department of defense had made the right call. but a new study found that the american made shinook helicopter was a far superior choice and they spent more than a billion dollars to the russian manufacturer. remember when oklahoma put up a statue of the 10 commandments on the state house steps? that move may have opened the door to a wide range of religious groups including satanists. they have put in a proposal to have their own statue put up at the state house. one design includes a pent gram another interactive display for kids. the aclu says that since law mickers put up the ten commandments they cannot reject the new proposal.
>> piano man billy joel one of the five people to receive the kennedy center honor through the arts. garth brooks says at last night's ceremony brooks sang his own rendition of "only the good die young. ♪ only the good die young ♪ that's what i say >> carlos santana, herbie hancock and martina aroy yaw. >> they told fox news all obamacare rally needs is a good pr campaign. hes are admitted three things may cost you. you can keep your doctor if you like your doctor. doug luzader is live in washington with the late he is for us. >> beyond the issues with the web site itself operationally there are requests about wh-- q
about what the policies really contain and whether you can keep your own doctor like the president promised. the architect of obamacare says you can keep your own doctor your old current doctor if you are willing to pay extra. >> the president never said you will have unlimited choice of any doctor you want. >> if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor, did he not say that? >> if you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor you can do that. this is a matter of choice. >> the financial times is reporting many obamacare plans will exclude access to top flight hospitals and cancer centers. obamacare critics say consumers will learn some parts of the healthcare law that promised free add-ons like coverage, cancer screening kids on the policies only 26 actually come at a cost. there is nothing for free. we are going to pay for it
through higher premiums. we are going to find out in january more people will lose their insurance under obamacare i think than will actually gain it. >> we spent a lot of time talking about the problems with the federal web site. they are operating their own exchanges. the one in california is a huge one. a lot pointed to that one as a model the addresses sent to insurance companies without their knowledge. >> oo that brings us to today's "w "look who is talking." martin bashir resigned. on the show sunday morning host melissa kari launched into a monologue where she equated
using the term obamacare to the racial slur the "n" word. >> i want to talk today about a controversial word. it is a word that has been with us for years. it was supposed to be a derogatory term. the word was conceived by a group of wealthy white men who needed a way to put themselves above and apart from a black man to render himself inferior. president obama has been labeled with this word by the opponent. you all know the word i am talking about. obamacare. that's right. i said it and i am not ashamed and neither is president obama. >> harris perry said no matter how much the president accomplishes obamacare will also loom over his head. is that comparison fair in we leave that for you to decide.
>> the time now is about 20 minutes after the top of the hour. coming up, chaos. a fight breaking out it was so violent they had to intervene behind the shocking scene. >> if you or a loved one is expecting to go under the knife soon why the day you are scheduled for an operation could mean the different between life and death. this is the quicksilver cash back card from capital one.
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several accidents including a couple major ones on the highways around the area. let me show you some of the icing we are dealing with. you can see a quarter of an inch of ice on the branchs or limbs. spotty power outages with popping up here and there. so far so good as far as the major roadways neighborhood roadways still a little slick and ice is going to be the story today. got a lot of schools closed as well. >> the ice is what is so dangerous. reporting live out of virginia this morning. >> it has become a holiday tradition honoring the nation's fallen soldiers with wreaths on their headstones. now thousands of graves might be bear. the organization reads across
america is about 500,000 dollars short of that fundraising goal. if you want to donate or keep the reith going please go to the web site. it is readswreaths across >> a soccer game in brazil after fans began fighting in the stands. the fighting got so bad they were firing tear goose into the crowd. a military helicopter landed on the field to provide additional support. unclear how many were injured but brazilian media confirmed three people in a coma. >> expressing sometimes you need to use sadness on the friend's statuses instead of the cheery like buttons. if a user tags a negative emotion from the facebook drop
be replaced with the sympathize button. i don't think that's a bad idea. >> no. >> it is 46 after the top of the hour. an airman surprises his family just in time for the holidays with a little help from old saint nicholas. the heartwarming reunion is next. >> that's awesome. >> the key to happiness could be in hanging up. why people who ignore their texts and calls live a much better life. >> i have been aisaying that. that's why i am so happy. >> i agree with you. except when i am texting. >> he's texting somebody back. >> are you good about this? i am term. -- terrible. i need to get better. >> we all have something to work on in the coming weeks. >> a wicked storm is sweeping a big part of the country. it is now hitting the east. we have the latest on what you need to know before we hit the
roads this morning. millions of americans already losing healthcare. now the observe care architect says you can keep your doctor if you want to pay more. we are going to tell you about those comments. plus donald trump is here along with mario lopez appearing separately. joining us on the curvey couch vice president of the united states dick cheney. busy 3 hours kicks off in minutes right here on your channel for news.
it is about ten minutes till the top of the hour. a utah man swims one mile for charity, one mile but it was in icy waters of the great salt lake. fewer than 100 people worldwide braved the 37 degree water. gordon gridly, only the
13th american. for safety a kayaker followed him all long and an e.m.t. waited on the shore. he said he did the swim to raise money for the utah food bank. >> this is something i do for fun but there's people that have to deal with the cold that don't enjoy it. >> gridly says the worst part was getting out and warming up. a new study revealing people who are addicted to their phones are less likely to be happy. the study shows those who cannot resist answering your phone calls and your texts are more likely to suffer anxiety. researchers found users felt the obligation to keep in constant touch with friends. they had difficulty disconnecting from social media sites. ainsley. >> thank you, heather. britain's got talent star and singer susan boyle revealing something very personal.
♪ ♪ >> what a talented voice. the 52-year-old says she has asperger, a high functioning form of autism. she says she was diagnosed a year ago and says she now has a better understanding of why she had learning difficulties growing up. we love her. this story is about to make your morning. three military children from upstate new york getting the surprise of a lifetime just in time for christmas. their airman father away for the past seven months enlisted santa's help for the big reveal. the kids thought they were visiting saint nick to tell him their christmas list. >> we want my dad to come home.
>> my dad to come home was her wish. a few minutes later that wish came true. >> i gave you the magic. lets see if you can do it. come on out. i surprised you. >> now the family's back together, the first order of business, finding that perfect christmas tree. he came down through the chimney. how cute. >> if you're having an operation on a friday, you might want to reschedule. a new survey found patients who have a routine operation on a friday are 24% more likely to die than if they went under the knife earlier in the week. the study suggesting the patient's care dropped during the weekend shift. >> the time now is about six minutes till the top of the hour. it is the photo that you want to see. former alaskan governor sarah palin meets one of the most famous families on tv. we're talking about duck dynasty. why they met and how that
visit went. >> we told you about this earlier, snowball fight at oregon state university snowballing out of control but did the authorities really need to get involved in this?ith your e-mails coming upha me time and money. for over 18 years we've helped people take care of the things that matter most. join today.
two minutes till the top of the hour. before you leave the house here's what's happening. a storm that crept across our country bringing snow, ice and miserable road conditions heading now toward new england. more than 1,000 flights are already canceled for today. >> defense secretary chuck hagel continuing his mideast tour. today he is in pakistan. he'll be meeting with the prime minister to further repair a strained relationship over the u.s. drone program. jury selection begins today in montana for the newly wed that is on accused of killing her husband, accused of pushing her husband off a cliff eight days after tying the
knot. her lawyer says he fell. >> time to look at the good, the bad, and the ugly. up first the good. sarah palin meets duck dynasty. palin met with the family in louisiana on a stop during her book signing tour. her good tidings and great joy. up next, the bad. a virginia christmas parade float goes up in flames. a fire crew says a generator too close to combustible caused the explosion. no major injuries reported. the ugly, an s.u.v. makes itself at home inside the living room of a utah house. police say the s.u.v. lost control before crashing. they believe winter weather is to blame. no one was hurt. >> time for your brew or this responses. earlier in the show we asked you did students at the university of oregon deserve to go criminally charged with slowing snowballs? michael says a gang attack like that is assault. absolutely prosecute.
>> regina says i don't feel the kids should be charged just being kids. >> playing around a little bit but it did get dangerous. >> continue to let us know what you think on facebook and twitter and we'll monitor them. >> thanks for watching. see you tomorrow. >> i'll be in at 9:00 a.m. "fox & friends" starts now though. bye. good morning. it is monday, december 9. i'm elisabeth hasselbeck. icy roads and runways causing delays all across the country. what you need to know before leaving the house. >> remember the president said repeatedly if you like your doctor, you can keep it? there's a catch about your doctor and keeping him. >> didn't he say if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor? >> yes. if you want to pay more for an insurance company that covers your doctor, you can do that. >> does that sound like a bait and switch to you? we'll talk more about that